Budget cuts threaten the DoL's Bureau of International Labor Affairs, imperiling worker rights and safety around the globe

Investor Letter in Support of the U.S. DoL’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) 

The 2018 federal budget fight is fast approaching. Worryingly, the Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs has been targeted for significant cuts to its grant programs. ILAB grants provide essential funding for programs aimed at protecting union organizers, improving workplace safety, and combating child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. 

Given the important role these programs play in protecting workers and children around the world, ICAR is very concerned about Republican plans to defund ILAB's grants.  

In May of 2017, a coalition of ICCR members wrote the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, calling for continued support of  ILAB. Specifically, they are callling for it to be given at least $91 million in funding, the same funding level as FY2015.

How You Can Help

ICCR is asking investors, NGOs, companies, and individuals to contact the House Appropriations Committee (T 202-225-2771), and their Representatives, and urge that ILAB's funding be protected. You can look up your Representatives here.